USACE - Rock Island District

Map showing location of 1927 Upper Mississippi River photo collection.

Key to photos: USACE Key (1.2 Mb)
Metadata: FGDC (coming soon)
Location: Guttenburg, IA to Nauvoo, IL
Flight Path: Follows the Mississippi River
Year of Photography: 1927

  • Imagery is organized by pools between navigational dams.
  • Each lock and dam creates a pool upstream of the dam.
  • Links are displayed by exposure number.
  • File names include a code for Upper Missisippi River (UMR) and exposure number.
  • Images were scanned with exposure number in lower right corner.
  • Placement of the exposure number on the photo does not indicate photo orientation.

 

Map showing location of pools 11-19 along Mississippi River

 

Pool 11          Pool 16

Pool 12          Pool 17

Pool 13          Pool 18

Pool 14          Pool 19

Pool 15                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool 11 - Flown from Guttenberg, IA downstream to Dubuque, IA

Map showing location of Pool 11 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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405  south of Guttenberg, Iowa 405 405
406 406 406
407 407 407
408 408 408
409 409 409
410 410 410
411 411 411
412 412 412
413  Cassville, WI 413   413
414  Cassville, WI 414   414
415  Cassville, WI 415  415 
416  Cassville, WI 416   416
417 417 417
418 418 418
419 419 419
420 420 420
421 421 421
422 422 422
423 423 423
424 424 424
425 425 425
426  Waupeton, IA 426   426
427  Waupeton, IA 427   427
428 428 428
429 429 429
430 430 430
431 431 431
432 432 432
433 433 433
434 434 434
435 435 435
436 436 436
437 437 437
438 438 438
439  Spects Ferry, IA 439   439
440  Spects Ferry, IA 440 440
441 441 441
442 442 442
443 443 443
444 444 444
445 445 445
446 446 446
447 447 447
448 448 448
449 449 449
450 450 450
451 451 451
452 452 452
453 453 453
454  Dubuque, IA 454  454
455  Dubuque, IA 455 455 
456  Present day location of Lock and Dam #11 (opened September 1938) 456 456 

 

 

Pool 12 - Flown from Dubuque, IA downstream to Bellevue, IA / Blanding, IL

Map showing location of Pool 12 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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457  Dubuque, IA 457 457 
458  Dubuque, IA 458 458 
459  Dubuque, IA 459  459  
460  Dubuque, IA 460 460
461  Dubuque, IA 461 461 
462  Dubuque, IA 462 462
463  Dubuque, IA 463 463
464 464 464
465 465 465
466 466 466
467 467 467
468 468 468
469 469 469
470 470 470
471 471 471
472 472 472
473 473 473
474 474 474
475 475 475
476 476 476
477 477 477
478 478 478
479 479 479
480 480 480
481 481 481
482 482 482
483 483 483
484 484 484
485 485 485
486 486 486
487 487 487
488 488 488
489 489 489
490 490 490
491 491 491
492 492 492
493 493 493
494 494 494
495 495 495
496 496 496
497 497 497
498 498 498
499 499 499
500 500 500
501  Bellevue, IA 501 501
502  Bellevue, IA 502 502 
503  Bellevue, IA 503 503  
504  Present day location of Lock and Dam #12 (opened May 1939) 504 504

 

 

Pool 13 - Flown from Bellevue, IA / Blanding, IL downstream to just north of Fulton, IL

Map showing location of Pool 13 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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505  Bellevue, IA 505  505 
506 506 506
507 507 507
508 508 508
509 509 509
510 510 510
511 511 511
512 512 512
513 513 513
514 514 514
515 515 515
516  Maquoketa River 516 516  
517 517 517
518 518 518
519 519 519
520 520 520
521 521 521
522 522 522
523 523 523
524 524 524
525 525 525
526 526 526
527 527 527
528 528 528
529 529 529
530 530 530
531 531 531
532 532 532
533 533 533
534  Savanna, IL 534  534
535  Savanna, IL 535  535 
536  Savanna, IL 536   536 
537  Savanna, IL / Sabula, IL 537   537 
538  Sabula, IL 538   538
539  Sabula, IL 539   539 
540  Sabula, IL 540   540  
541 541 541
542 542 542
543 543 543
544 544 544
545 545 545
546 546 546
547 547 547
548 548 548
549 549 549
550 550 550
551 551 551
552 552 552
553 553 553
554 554 554
555 555 555
556 556 556
557 557 557
558 558 558
559 559 559
560 560 560
561  Present day location of Lock and Dam #13 (opened May 1938) 561  561  

 

 

 Pool 14 - Flown from Fulton, IL downstream to Hampton, IL

Map showing location of Pool 14 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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562 562 562
563  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 563  563 
564  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 564  564 
565   566  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL -- some overlap 565   566 565   566
567  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 567 567 
568  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 568  568
569  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 569  569
570  Clinton, IA / Fulton, IL 570  570  
571   photo missing 571   photo missing 571   photo missing
572   573  Clinton, IA -- some overlap 572   573 572   573  
576   574  Clinton, IA -- some overlap 576   574 576   574
577   575a  Clinton, IA -- some overlap 577   575a  577   575a 
578   586  some overlap 578   586  578   586 
579   587  some overlap 579   587  579   587 
          588  some overlap with surrounding photos           588           588
580   589  some overlap 580   589  580   589
          590  some overlap with surrounding photos           590           590 
581   591  Albany, IL -- some overlap 581   591  581   591
582   592  Albany, IL -- some overlap 582   592 582   592
583  Albany -- some overlap with surrounding photos 583  583 
584   593  Albany, IL -- some overlap 584   593 584   593 
585   594  Camnache, IA / Albany, IL -- some overlap 585   594 585   594 
595  Camanche, IA 595  595
596  Camanche, IA 596 596  
597  Camanche, IA 597  597 
598 598 598
599 599 599
600 600 600
601 601 601
602 602 602
603 603 603
604 604 604
605 605 605
606 606 606
607 607 607
608 608 608
609 609 609
610 610 610
611  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL 611 611
612  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL 612   612 
613  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL 613  613 
614  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL 614   614 
615  Princeton, IA / Cordova, IL 615 615  
616 616 616
617 617 617
618 618 618
619 619 619
620 620 620
621  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL 621 621  
622  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL 622 622 
623  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL 623   623  
624  Le Claire, IA / Port Byron, IL 624 624 
625 625 625
626 626 626
627 627 627
628 628 628
629  Present day location of Lock and Dam #14 (opened May 1938) 629  629 

 

 

 Pool 15 - Flown from Hampton, IL downstream to Davenport, IA / Rock Island, IL

Map showing location of Pool 15 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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630  Hampton, IL 630  630
631  Hampton, IL 631  631  
632  Hampton, IL / Campbell's Island 632 632
633  Campbell's Island 633 633 
634  Campbell's Island 634  634 
635  Campbell's Island 635  635 
636 636 636
637 637 637
638 638 638
639  Quad Cities Area 639  639 
640  Quad Cities Area 640  640  
641  Quad Cities Area 641 641 
642  Quad Cities Area 642 642  
643  Quad Cities Area 643 643
644  Quad Cities Area 644  644 
645  Quad Cities Area 645  645 
646  Quad Cities Area 646  646  
647  Quad Cities Area 647 647
648  Quad Cities Area 648 648 
649  Present day location of Lock and Dam #15 (opened March 1934) 649  649 

 

 

Pool 16 - Flown from Rock Island, IL / Davenport, IA downstream to Muscatine, IA

Map showing location of Pool 16 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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650  Quad Cities Area 650 650  
651  Quad Cities Area 651  651  
652  Quad Cities Area 652  652  
653  Quad Cities Area 653   653 
654  Quad Cities Area 654  654  
655  Quad Cities Area 655   655  
656  Quad Cities Area / Rock River 656   656  
657  Quad Cities Area 657   657  
658 658 658
659 659 659
660 660 660
661 661 661
662 662 662
663 663 663
664 664 664
665 665 665
666  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL 666  666 
667  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL 667   667  
668  Buffalo, IA / Andalusia, IL 668  668  
669 669 669
670 670 670
671 671  671
672 672  672
673 673  673
674  Montpelier, IA 674    674  
675  Montpelier, IA 675   675 
676  Montpelier, IA 676    676  
677 677  677
678 678  678
679 679  679
680 680  680
681 681  681
682 682  682
683  Fairport, IA 683  683 
684  Fairport, IA 684    684
685  Fairport, IA 685  685 
686  Fairport, IA 686    686 
687 687  687
688 688  688
689 689  689
690 690  690
691 691  691
692 692  692
693 693  693
694 694  694
695 695  695
696 696  696
697  Present day location of Lock and Dam #16 (opened July 1937) 697   697

 

 

 Pool 17 - Flown from Muscatine, IA downstream to just north of New Boston, IL

Map showing location of Pool 17 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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698  Muscatine, IA 698  698 
699  Muscatine, IA 699  699  
700  Muscatine, IA 700 700 
701  Muscatine, IA 701  701  
702  Muscatine, IA 702 702  
703  Muscatine, IA 703 703 
704  Muscatine, IA 704 704 
705 705 705
706 706 706
707 707 707
708   photo missing 708   photo missing 708   photo missing
709 709 709
710 710 710
711 711 711
712 712 712
713 713 713
714 714 714
715 715 715
716 716 716
717 717 717
718 718 718
719 719 719
720 720 720
721 721 721
722 722 722
723 723 723
724 724 724
725 725 725
726 726 726
727 727 727
728 728 728
729 729 729
730 730 730
731  Present day location of Lock and Dam #17 (opened May 1939) 731   731 

 

 

Pool 18 -#732 - 773 Flown from just north of New Boston, IL downstream to near Gladstone, IL [#758 - 773 Iowa side]

#937 - 953 Flown from near Gladstone, IL upstream to Johnson Island within the Mississippi River [Illinois side]

Map showing location of Pool 18 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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732 732 732
733 733 733
734 734 734
735 735 735
736  New Boston, IL 736   736
737  New Boston, IL 737 737 
738  New Boston, IL 738  738 
739 739 739
740 740 740
741 741 741
742 742 742
743 743 743
744 744 744
745  Keithsburg, IL 745  745 
746  Keithsburg, IL 746  746 
747  Keithsburg, IL 747 747
748  Keithsburg, IL 748  748
749 749 749
750 750 750
751 751 751
752 752 752
753 753 753
754 754 754
755 755 755
756 756 756
757 757 757
758   953  Johnson Island 758   953  758   953 
759   952 759   952 759   952
760   951 760   951 760   951
761   950 761   950 761   950
762   949  Oquawka, IL 762   949  762   949
763   948  Oquawka, IL 763   948  763   948 
764   947  Oquawka, IL 764   947  764   947 
765   946  Oquawka, IL 765   946  765   946  
766   945  Oquawka, IL 766   945 766   945 
767   944 767   944 767   944
768   943 768   943 768   943
769   942 769   942 769   942
770   941 770   941 770   941
771   940 771   940 771   940
772   939 772   939 772   939
          938           938           938
773   937  Present day location of Lock and Dam #18 (opened September 1937) 773   937  773   937

 

 

 Pool 19 - #774 - 832 Flown from near Gladstone, IL downstream to just north of Nauvoo, IL [Iowa side]

#880 - 937 Flown from Nauvoo, IL upstream to near Gladstone, IL [Illinois side]

Map showing location of Pool 19 along Mississippi River. Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey / Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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774   936 774   936 774   936
775   935 775   935 775   935
776   934 776   934 776   934
777   933 777   933 777   933
778   932 778   932 778   932
779   931 779   931 779   931
780   930 780   930 780   930
781   929  Burlington, IL 781   929 781   929 
782   928  Burlington, IL 782   928 782   928
783   927  Burlington, IL 783   927 783   927 
784   926  Burlington, IL 784   926  784   926 
785   925  Burlington, IL 785   925 785   925 
786   924   photo missing   Burlington, IL 786   924   photo missing 786   924   photo missing
787   923   photo missing   Burlington, IL 787   923   photo missing 787   923   photo missing
788   922   photo missing   Burlington, IL 788   922   photo missing 788   922   photo missing 
789   921  Burlington, IL 789   921 789   921 
790   920  Burlington, IL 790   920 790   920 
791   919 791   919 791   919
792   918 792   918 792   918
793   917 793   917 793   917
794   916 794   916 794   916
          915           915           915
795   914  Shokokon Slough 795   914  795   914 
796   913 796   913 796   913
797   912 797   912 797   912
798   911 798   911 798   911
799   910 799   910 799   910
800   909 800   909 800   909
801   908 801   908 801   908
802   907 802   907 802   907
803   906 803   906 803   906
804   905  Dallas City, IL 804   905  804   905 
          904  Dallas City, IL           904           904 
805   903  Dallas City, IL 805   903  805   903 
806   902  Dallas City, IL 806   902 806   902 
807   901  Dallas City, IL 807   901  807   901  
808   900 808   900 808   900
809   899 809   899 809   899
810   898  Pontoosuc, IL 810   898  810   898  
811   897 811   897 811   897
812   896 812   896 812   896
813   895 813   895 813   895
814   894 814   894 814   894
815   893 815   893 815   893
816   892 816   892 816   892
          891           891           891
817   890  Fort Madison, IA 817   890  817   890 
818            Fort Madison, IA 818 818 
819   889  Fort Madison, IA 819   889  819   889 
820            Fort Madison, IA 820  820  
821   888  Fort Madison, IA 821   888  821   888 
822            Fort Madison, IA 822 822
823   887  Fort Madison, IA 823   887 823   887
824            Fort Madison, IA 824  824 
825   886  Fort Madison, IA 825   886 825   886  
826 826 826
827   885 827   885 827   885
828   884  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek 828   884  828   884  
829            Devil's Island / Devil's Creek 829  829 
830   883  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek 830   883  830   883  
831   882  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek 831   882  831   882 
832   881  Devil's Island / Devil's Creek 832   881 832   881  
          880  Nauvoo, IL           880           880  
833 - 879 photos missing 833 - 879 photos missing 833 - 879 photos missing
Lock and Dam # 19 is located at Keokuk, IA / Hamilton, IL (original lock 1913, new lock 1957)